Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Three months later: Recap on DACA support

Three months later: Recap on DACA support

After the initial shock and anger over the Trump administration’s proposal to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, MSU Denver’s DACA students find reasons to be optimistic. The university has said it fully supports approximately 400 DACA students and has plenty of resources and tools to help students who qualify under the executive […]

Panel assures DACA students of their safety

Panel assures DACA students of their safety

CORRECTION: The version of this story in the Sept. 13 issue of The Metropolitan contained inaccuracies. A quotation about immigration enforcement should have been attributed to Auraria Police Chief Michael Phibbs, not to Steven Lee, assistant director of the MSU Denver Counseling Center. Also, the CARE Team (Consultation, Assessment, Referral, Education) is a part of […]

Colorado pledges to protect DACA students

Colorado pledges to protect DACA students

Colorado’s legislators circled the wagons around the state’s undocumented youth after the Trump administration made moves to end their semi-legal status on Sept. 5. At a press conference held Sept. 1, Gov. John Hickenlooper, state House Majority Leader Crisanta Duran and state Rep. Dan Pabon said Colorado would do everything it could to protect those […]

Denver students show solidarity in walkout

Denver students show solidarity in walkout

On Sept. 5 over 2,500 students from 25 schools throughout the Denver Metro area gathered on the Tivoli quad to protest the dismantling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The protest was hosted by immigrant’s rights groups like the Colorado People’s Alliance and the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition in response to the Trump […]